With two leaders and four players just half a point behind one could have expected last round fireworks at the Baku Grand Prix. As it turned out, however, all of the games that were relevant to the fight for first were drawn shortly after move 30, and so Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand tied for first in the opening event of the new Grand Prix series. Only one game finished with a winner, and that was Alexander Grischuk's victory over Leinier Dominguez.
- 1-2. Caruana, Gelfand 6.5 (out of 11)
- 3-7. Karjakin, Grischuk, Svidler, Tomashevsky, Nakamura 6
- 8. Radjabov 5.5
- 9-10. Mamedyarov, Kasimdzhanov 5
- 11. Andreikin 4.5
- 12. Dominguez 3